Category Archives: Legal

What Does Corporate Lawyer Do?

December 20, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about what a corporate lawyer does.

Hey folks, here is a common question I get at my practice when I’m working with my legal clients. What does a corporate lawyer really do? We all know corporate lawyers are expensive to the outside and they cost a lot of money and they often bill by the … Read the rest

When Are Your Internet Forms Good (When You Know How to Modify Them)

December 13, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about internet forms.

Hi, folks, Shawn here with you. You know you hear a lot of lawyers say that internet forms are terrible. If you Google around most of them say it’s bad. I’ve even taken that position. But when are internet forms good?

When can we actually utilize these things? You know they can … Read the rest

Contracts Are Just A List of Promises

December 9, 2017

Hi, folks! Shawn here with you. I want to talk to you about contracts and what they are and I really want to break it down. Now, we’re going to get a little legal here. Many of you know, I’m a lawyer, I’m licensed in 12 states, and DC. But, I’m not your lawyer. So, I’m not advising you here, … Read the rest

3 Hours VS. 300 Hours

October 26, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about working up front with only 3 hours instead of taking 300 hours later.

Hey folks, Shawn here, asking you an important question. Would you rather hire a lawyer for 3 hours or 300 hours? Most people would easily say the three hours. And that’s the clear choice.

You know, a lot of times people … Read the rest

Cost of Bad Books and Records

October 19, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the importance of having good records.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. I’m smiling but I’m not talking about something fun. The cost of bad accounting and bookkeeping – what does it mean? So, if you’ve got an LLC, corporation, even a sole proprietorship, it is critical we keep good books and records. And … Read the rest

Live on Womanars: Part 7 LLC Vs. C Corp

August 11, 2017

R. Shawn McBride was recently interviewed by Tilde Guajardo on Womanars. In part 7 of that interview, Shawn talks about the difference in an LLC and a C Corp.

Tilde: So, I’m gonna give you this last question because I’m sure a lot of people have it that are looking at different structures for their businesses. And even if they’re … Read the rest

How to Really Cost Yourself Big Money Later

April 28, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about how cutting corners may cost you more in the long run. Here is the transcript:

Hey, everyone, R. Shawn McBride with you here, live. I’m talking about how to really cost yourself more money later. What I’m talking about is ways that businesses think they’re saving money up front that end up costing … Read the rest

3 Steps to Building a Family Wealth Constitution

March 23, 2017

The following blog is from Doug Box a guest of McBride For Business, LLC.

The United States has weathered many storms in the centuries since our founding – depression, recession, war, social upheaval, terrorism. We have been led by wise leaders and by mere mortals who have been viewed harshly through the lens of history. Through all of the trials … Read the rest

Finding the Right Partner Versus Finding a Partner

February 28, 2017

When I speak on partnerships (, I often get a lot of eye rolls. People say, “Partnerships, yes I know about partnerships. I’m just going to avoid them.” Or “Partnerships are bad.” Or “Partnerships lead to trouble.”

But then I look to companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google and so many of my clients that had been successful over the years … Read the rest

Your Business Partner is Dying, Oh My, What Now?

February 24, 2017

I was recently presented with facts of a case where a business partner was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He knew he was dying, and what’s more, he refused to put together an estate plan.

What happens to a business in a case like this? Obviously, it puts on a lot of stress and strain on everyone. We don’t know … Read the rest

All postings are intended to be planning tools to familiarize readers with some of the high-level issues discussed therein. No posting is intended to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your transaction planners including attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity.

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